Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired from Gaza towards Ashkelon; none hurt

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

One rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip toward Ashkelon a short while ago, setting off sirens in the coastal city’s southern industrial zone and the nearby community of Zikim.

According to the IDF, the rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group claims responsibility for the rocket fire.

There are no reports of injuries or damage.

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